The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at
About this Webinar
Gregory Boyle will share what he has learned in three decades working with marginalized populations at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif.—that love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. Tenderness reflects the foundational notion that there are no us and them, only us. Kinship cannot happen without tenderness. Homeboy seeks to be what the world is invited to become and more so during this transitional moment in time. He will share how the beloved community of Homeboy aspires to continue the work as an anti-racist organization and, more and more, stand against the untruth of inferiority and supremacy of people.
Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.
Father Gregory Boyle was born in Los Angeles and is one of eight children. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He received his BA in English from Gonzaga University, an MA in English from Loyola Marymount University and advanced theology degrees from The Weston School of Theology and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
He has taught at Loyola High School in Los Angeles; was chaplain in the Islas Marias Penal Colony in Mexico and at Folsom prison and worked with Christian Base Communities in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986 where he served through 1992. Homeboy Industries was born in 1988 and is now the largest gang intervention, re-hab and re-entry program in the United States.
Father Greg is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.” His debut book has been honored by SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association), Pen USA, Publishers Weekly, and Goodreads Choice Awards. He has received numerous honorary degrees, awards and recognitions including the Civic Medal of Honor, the California Peace Prize, Humanitarian of the Year from Bon Appetit Magazine, and in 2011 was inducted into the California Hall of Fame. He has served on the State Commission for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The National Youth Gang Center Board and the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force.
Rachel S. Bauch is the head of public relations and communications for the Berggruen Institute, serves as the newly appointed Arts Editor for the Institute's Noema Magazine and as Senior Advisor for Arts & Culture. As the former head of Finn Partners’ Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors in Los Angeles, Ms. Bauch led communications surrounding the highly anticipated opening of The Broad, a new contemporary museum in downtown Los Angeles designed by architects Diller, Scofidio + Renfro; the reopening of The Getty Villa and the unprecedented launch of the Pacific Standard Time initiatives for the J. Paul Getty Trust; strategic counsel and media relations campaigns for the LA Natural History Family of Museums seven-year transformation; and science and crisis communications for the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Ms. Bauch has held communications and university administration roles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the USC Roski School of Art & Design; the USC International Offices in Asia and the USC Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBEAR). She received her undergraduate degree in Politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she also studied English Literature and Anthropology and dabbled in politics before earning her graduate degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Journalism.